FDA’s draft guidance on dietary fiber should be significantly amended or tossed out altogether, according to industry trade groups. But at least one company that has been affected by the process believes it adds value to the marketplace.
Whole grains appear to wield small improvements to the gut microbiota and immune response, says a study outlining the benefits of adopting a diet that is also rich in fibre, minerals and antioxidants.
Sticking to foods that typically make up the Mediterranean diet may prove to be an effective approach in managing ADHD, a Spanish team has deduced.
Novel fibre supplement PolyGlycopleX (PGX) can help lower cholesterol, insulin and glucose levels, with slightly superior results to psyllium, according to a 12-month study on overweight or obese adults.
English organisation improving the sustainability of plant based agriculture and horticulture, Agri-Tech East, says the benefits of breeding plants can be seen in strawberries and wheat-derived starch.
Supplementing constipated children with prebiotic inulin‐type fructans could improve stool consistency, a pilot study of 2 to 5 year-olds' has concluded.
A range of high fibre and high protein ice creams that have better tastes and textures than standard hospital food will soon be on the menu for patients.
Bioactive compounds contained within an edible mushroom may delay or prevent the onset of neurological conditions like depression, investigations have concluded.
Blue maize antioxidants may help protect against metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease and diabetes raising possibilities of using blue maize as a nutraceutical and functional food component.
Belgian firm KitoZyme is planning a roll out of of medical device products that put restoring gut flora at centre stage, company told Nutraingredients after receiving two new certifications.
The NutraIngredients Awards are back in 2017 in Geneva at Vitafoods Europe with new categories to reward real progress and innovation in the global world of nutrition.
Fibre’s positive influence on health has been further reinforced in two studies, which point to its functional capabilities as a prebiotic, metabolic manager and inflammation reducer with few if any side effects.
Raisio chief executive officer Matti Rihko tells us he is moving onto a new venture later this year and was proud to have overseen Raisio’s transition from a challenged regional player into a “profitable international brandhouse” in his 10 years at the top at the Finnish firm.
Oxford researchers behind a novel performance-enhancing ketone drink get around an email a day from sports teams hoping to buy the product – and another 20-30 unnamed professional teams have already been involved in research trials with the product.
Hydrocolloids specialist Dennis Seisun reflects on this year’s Health Ingredients Europe (HiE) expo in Frankfurt, Germany in this guest article.
Branding ingredients has a mixed record of success but a survey reveals worldwide demand for recognisable ingredients.
Gone are the days when the supply of humanitarian nutrition products relied on just a handful of western companies. UNICEF is pushing its supply of Ready to Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) into a more competitive future driven by local suppliers ready to help their own region.
Economic impact assessments for malnutrition are helping present a “convincing argument” for nutrition investment, says a top economist from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).
Experts have urged Gulf states to look to an Andean super-food beloved of hipsters as a staple crop at a time when groundwater supplies are shrinking and becoming more saline.
The success of chia and quinoa has opened the door for other less-known ancient grains, but one South African company exporting teff is wary of a boom and bust effect.
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